payment-rates

Statutory Rates 2018 to 2019

14 August 2018

Statutory payments rates for the 2018 – 2019 financial year.

National Minimum Wage - hourly rates

National Minimum WageAge 25 and above (National Living Wage)Age 21 to 24 incAge 18 to 20 inclAged under 18 (above school leaving age)Apprentice aged under 19Apprentice age 19 and over (in first year of apprenticeship)
From 1 April 2018£7.83£7.38£5.90£4.20£3.70£3.70

Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Pay

Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption
and Shared Parental Pay
2018-2019 rate from 1 April 2018
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
weekly rate for first 6 weeks
90% of average weekly earnings
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
weekly rate following first 6 weeks
£145.18 *
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
weekly rate
£145.18*
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
weekly rate for first 6 weeks
90% of employee’s average weekly earnings
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
weekly rate following first 6 weeks
£145.18*
Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)£145.18*
*(90% of employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower

Recovery Rates

Recover Rates2018-2019 rate from 1 April 2018
SMP / SPP / ShPP / SAP90% of average weekly 92% if total Class 1 NI (employee and employer) is above £45,000 for the previous tax year
103% if total Class 1 National Insurance for the previous tax year is £45,000 or lower

Statutory Sick Pay

Qualifying Days in week1 day to pay2 days to pay3 days to pay4 days to pay5 days to pay6 days to pay7 days to pay
7£13.15£26.30£39.45£52.60£65.75£78.90£92.05
6£15.35£30.69£46.03£61.37£76.71£92.05
5£18.41£36.82£55.23£73.64£92.05
4£23.02£46.03£69.04£92.05
3£30.69£61.37£92.05
2£46.03£92.05
1£92.05

Compensation Limits

Unfair dismissal£83,682
Limit on a weeks pay (max)£508
SRP or basic award (max)
(30 weeks’ (max) pay)
£15,240
Additional award for failure to reinstate
(26-52 weeks’ pay max)
£13,208 - £26,416
Refusal of right to be accompanied (max)
(two weeks’ pay capped at statutory rate)
£1,016
Breach of contract action in tribunal (max)£25,000
Breach of flexible working requests (max)
(8 weeks’ pay capped at statutory rate)
£4,064
Failure to inform/consult over collective redundancy (max)90 days’ gross pay
Failure to inform/consult over TUPE transfers (max)13 weeks’ gross pay
Increased award for failure to give written particulars
(2 or 4 weeks’ pay capped at statutory rate)
£1,016 or £2,032
Guarantee payment (max per day)£28
Guarantee payment (max in any 3 months)£140

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